Donald Trump's top national security advisor railed against leaders in the Democratic National Committee Wednesday calling comments exposed in leaked emails "racist."
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, a life-long Democrat and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said he doesn't recognize the party he used to support.
"Look at the racist tone from leaders, so-called leaders, in the Democratic National Committee," he said.
"Look at the tone of these emails in this case against Bernie Sanders' religion, in how they described African Americans and how they described Hispanic Americans."
Flynn was referring to the 15,000 emails released by Julian Assange's WikiLeaks website, in which a DNC official contemplated highlighting Sanders' alleged atheism even though Sanders has said he is not an atheist.
Another email to DNC Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer from Zachary Allen of TIPAH Consulting revealed an apparently racist comment that mocked the name of a black woman, LaQueenia Gibson, who worked at the company Haddad Brands.
"LaQueenia is a NAME!" Allen wrote in an email. "I'm sorry, boo. I hope you got a raise with this title."
"I mean it's unbelievable," said Flynn, visibly angry.
Flynn also dismissed the notion that Russian intelligence agencies are behind the hack of the DNC emails and rejected President Obama's suggestion Tuesday that the Russians may want to help Donald Trump's effort to become president.
"This business about, 'well Russia did it,' is a complete deflection," he said. "It's very clear who wrote the emails, very clear - did (Vladimir) Putin write the emails? Did Russia write the emails? They came from WikiLeaks, Julian Assange."
Flynn worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency for two years under President Obama before he said the administration pushed him out.
Flynn also noted that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server has compromised the national security of the country. Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia should "find the 30,000 emails that are missing" from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's private server was a decoy to attract attention away from the DNC. Trump has refuted claims that he has any financial ties to Russia.
If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016
This week, Flynn was criticized for sharing and then deleting a message shared with his Twitter followers that targeted Hillary Clinton while attacking the Jewish community..
Flynn was responding Sunday to an assertion by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, on CNN that Russia was behind the hack of the DNC emails and retweeted a quote from another Twitter user, not CNN.
"The corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything to get #NeverHillary into power. This is a new low," Flynn wrote, quoting a tweet that read "Not anymore, Jews. Not Anymore."
Flynn quickly removed the tweet and apologized.
This is a screen grab of the message before it was taken down.
Yet, Flynn said there were no skeletons in his closet.
"Somebody take all of my emails. Please.
"I'd love for them to have them, to be exposed because they would be very brutally honest."